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Comedy Central
Jul 29, 2011 6:55pm PDT
good show for you tonight. tonight's guest peter tomsen, author of a new book "the wars of afghanistan" that's right, plural, wars. as you know, debt ceiling discussions, coming down to the wire. political leaders on both sides pulling out all the stops. all the stops. like the kind of stops that high school football coaches use before homecoming games in particular at thiscious small towns. >> kevin mccarthy a third ranking republican in the house urged republicans to unite behind boehner's plan by showing this clip from the movie "the town" >> the town? (laughter) "the town", no rudy-- "rudy" "brian song" or "300" or "rocky" or "rocky 2" or "rocky 3" or really any of the "rockies" you went with the boston bank rubbers in nun costumes clip. >> well, there is going to be good. (laughter) let's see the clip-- (cheers and applause) >> that the republicans used, let's see the clip that the republicans used to urge their hard line tea party freshman coalition to drop their objections to john boehner's debt ceiling plan and vote with their more establishment republican brethren. >> i need y
PBS
Jul 30, 2011 5:00am EDT
diplomatic editor has been talking to general petraeus on his way home from afghanistan about america's longest war and other matters. >> nato forces in afghanistan have a new commander. general david petraeus is on the way home. he had been expected to serve longer but has been recalled to head the cia. the force he is leaving behind is now being quicker than he recommended. the insurgency has shown itself capable of hitting back with the assassinations and spectacular attacks. nato insists that they're winning. i asked the general what the possible grounds for optimism could be. >> what we have seen now is developing into a trend. in fact, this past week, yet again the level of insurgent attacks was lower, over 20% lower than the level of attacks in the same week last year. that makes nine of the last 13 weeks in which this has taken place in which the levels of attacks are lower than the corresponding time last year. that is completely contrary to what the intelligence professionals predicted. >> do you think that the strategic level, the death of bin laden, has created any new polit
CNN
Jul 30, 2011 6:00pm EDT
reid hopes to get is from the war in afghanistan and iraq beginning to wind down. and the cbo has looked at that and said there's a trillion worth of savings that's not real savings because everybody knows the war will wind down. when you look at it as i see it harry reid's proposal is about $950 billion worth of savings. john boehner is $917. quite similar. not the 2.2 or 2.4 that's being talked about. so we do have to do more in term of the immediate cuts in order to extend it for the period of time the president would like. the alternative is this two step process. a trillion dollars now and then have this special committee that would meet and report by the end of november and then there would be additional savings under the boehner proposal. that's almost $2 trillion additional savings, 1.1 trillion. >> the president says he doesn't want to have another formal vote next year and put the country through this ordeal once again right in the middle of elections. he has a point there, right? >> well, wolf, he doesn't have much a point of putting it past the election. that's an arbi
MSNBC
Jul 30, 2011 10:00am EDT
than the threat of default or downgrade. >> ron insana there. meanwhile, u.s. troops in afghanistan are worried they may not get paid because of this debt showdown in washington. gener good saturday morning to you, atia. so what was this meeting with the troops like? >> reporter: good morning, alex. the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, admiral mullen, made his way down to the southern part of afghanistan, the most volatile part in the country. his number one question from the soldiers, airmen, sailors and marines wasn't necessarily about the military strategy but it was, will we get paid. and his response was, i actually don't know the answer to that question. i have confidence that at some point in time whatever compensation you are owed you will be given. obviously the americans here in afghanistan, very worried about what's going on in washington. many of these men and women haven't seen their families for several months. many won't see them for a full year and they're wondering if those family members are going to be getting those paychecks. they're risking their lives here in
NBC
Jul 29, 2011 11:00pm PDT
a hand. now he might be losing something else. the war veteran from afghanistan is hoping bay area doctors can work their magic. >>> the annual event really stinks. but this year's garlic festival is about more than just good food. while the bay area gets ready for gilroy, we'll tell you and something going on behind the scenes. >> fetch, roll over, play dead, can your dog match this? >>> good evening, i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. tonight, we're dropping to 58 here in the south bay. ro'll talk about thunderstorhe c weekend a for your comi up.co >>> violence in afghanistan is on the rise with insurgents trying to regain territory lost to the u.s.-led coalition. u.s. troops are facing a combat zone that's riddled with roadside bombs. one veteran, though, survived the attacks and lived to tell. he's back home, a triple amputee. but now he could lose something else, and this time right here on u.s. soil. and it turns out he's not alone. jean elle has more on a hidden injury veterans are facing. >> i was with a patrol, just like another rifleman. >> reporter: 19-year-old lance
SFGTV2
Jul 30, 2011 4:00am PDT
in iraq, the war in afghanistan, pal istine and global warming. i am from california and in the valley here, people, especially from latin america, are getting sick in -- working in the fields for hours every day for little pay and no health care. please help them because without them no one could even be vegetarian the sincerely, natalie. >> sometimes desperate for attention but not rebellious. i don't have bad influences and i try hard not to give in to peer pressure but somewhere along the road someone calms long with temptation close to their side and offers me whatever they got, but do i get the power to say no? always sitting blankly at the sky hoping for a miracle to happen, hoping someone will come around to understand. i don't want toys anymore and i don't want it show my baby pictures and if i'm crazy and loud then you're insane and rude and if today is not our day, so be it, there is always tomorrow. thank you. >> ok. the average american dream and dreamer built dreams on shatorde hopes and left off on their own spaceships of life. but the average american laws are in
CNN
Jul 30, 2011 12:00pm PDT
heavily on u.s. troops in afghanistan. and the top question on their minds saturday, even as bombings rock the city around them, was the top u.s. military officer couldn't answer. a question he couldn't answer. will we -- these are soldiers in afghanistan with bombs bursting around them and here is what the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff said. and i quote, i actually don't know the answer to that question. i noknow mike mcmullen responde while at the same time saying continuing to work each day, wearing the uniform, listening to bombs go off around them. that's why today we have with us some -- what is referred to you by you press folks as real people. i guess we're not. we have students like laura and sydney, veterans like bill and roger and carlos, arianna, who is a senior, guillermo, who say senior, lucia, a senior, felicia is a senior, mary ellen is a senior, alisa is a senior, they're here representing the millions of people around this country who are as brave as the soldiers on the front lines in afghanistan. we don't have time for more delaying tactics. we need to get t
SFGTV
Jul 30, 2011 12:00pm PDT
year will be one of the past with four new works representing kondo, afghanistan, china, mexico. -- congo, afghanistan, china, mexico. more than a hundred 30 ensembles and soloists auditioned in january for a slot in the ethnic dance festival. in the end, 37 companies were selected to perform. 26 of those performances are world premieres. >> each year, we assembled a panel of dance experts that is made up of academics, scholars, researchers. people have been working for decades in the field. many of them came to this country in the seventies and have trained the next generation of dancers. they are proud to see many of these students at the these masterful levels. this was one of the best panel'' we have ever had, extraordinary people. at the end of the process, they rank their top groups which are then merged into a master list. >> performers are judged on stage presence, costumes, and innovation. >> the four programs are created around an exciting and dynamic range so the soloists and groups selected each weekend will have enough dynamic range to be a society overall to are ex
PBS
Jul 30, 2011 4:00pm PDT
afghanistan to general john allen. transferring responsibility for the nearly ten-year war. general allen saying he will support the campaign to draw down u.s. forces and transition some areas to afghan control but acknowledges that it will not be easy. >> there will be tough days ahead. and i have no illusions about the challenges we will face. challenges we will face together. >> generalá6 petraeus who commanded international forces in afghanistan for one year is retiring from the military, to become the director of the central intelligence agencagenc. >>> an extreme heat wave is spreading across the country. heat advisories and warnings in place from texas to michigan as temperatures and humidity send the heat index soaring into triple digits in areas. the blistering heat is expected to move east. with no end in sight, cities are opening cooling centers and warning residents to be aware of signs of heatstroke. >>> harry potter cast its biggest spell yet on movie sw goers. the eighth andá final part shattering box office records domestically and worldwide. according to studio estimate
CSPAN
Jul 30, 2011 7:00pm EDT
billion a year on the wars in iraq and afghanistan. nobody believes or hopes that will happen. it has not been requested by the president. no one intends to spend that money. in fact, the president's own budget assumes that instead of the $1.7 trillion that would be over the next decade, that instead we will spend about $600 billion. that's what the president's budget says. that's what people assume. this means that senator reid's proposal to take credit for cutting an additional $1.1 trillion that's not going to be spent anyway is not going to be viewed as a credible proposal. why? because it's money that's not planning to be spent. it's a little like a family saying let's assume we're going to take a vacation we're never nefer going to take and it's going to cost $10,000, and them saying we saved $10,000 on our basketball. i wish it weren't so. i wish the $1.1 trillion was credible spending reductions we could rely on but "the washington post," "the wall street journal," many other observers have looked at this and said frankly it's not meaning a meaningful reduction this spending.
CSPAN
Jul 30, 2011 1:00am EDT
afghanistan and iraq is just not credible. we don't know what the obstacles are going to be in afghanistan and possibly iraq. we also don't know what we might have to do in the middle east going forward. afghanistan is not settled, mr. president, and we have to have a certain level of stability on the ground in afghanistan or we will have wasted the billions that we have already spent and the lives of our military personnel in afghanistan because it will go back to the way it was before, a center for terrorism that will comeo our country or can come to our country. it did once already and we have been over there to try to wipe out al qaeda and the taliban, which has been in league with al qaeda. we have been over there losing american lives and spending american taxpayer dollars to protect our country from another 9/11. to say that we're going to c $1 trillion in the future over the next ten years when we aren't placing the emphasis on what are the conditions on the ground is not sound policy and it's certainly not sound national security policy. so that's illusy. and then the
CSPAN
Jul 30, 2011 2:00pm EDT
, the economy and debt crisis are weighing heavily on u.s. troops in afghanistan. the top question on their minds saturday, even as bombings rocked the city around them, was the top u.s. military officer couldn't answer. will we get paid? these are soldiers in afghanistan with the bombs bursting around them. here's what the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff said, and i quote, "i honestly don't know the answer to that question." admiral mike mcmullin responded, statement telling them to work each day to defend this country. wearing the uniform, listening to bombs go off around them. that is why today what is referred to in the press as real people. i guess we're not. we have students like laura and sidney. we have veterans like bill and roger and carlos and ariana who is a senior. guerm who is a senior. felicia is a senior. alyssa is a senior. they are here representing the millions of people around this country who are as frayed of the soldiers on the frontline in afghanistan. we don't have more delaying tactics? we need to get to the business of hand. we have a message that we ca
MSNBC
Jul 30, 2011 8:00am PDT
this morning -- i know you've been hearing this morning about the troops in afghanistan who are worried about being paid. how close are we to default really, and what do you say to those people who are concerned? i know you have constituents that certainly will be affiliated with the military. what do you say to them, they think their families won't get the paychecks they need. >> well, we're not going to default. that's number one. and even if we did, social security and the military are going to get paid. so what i say is don't worry, this is going to be solved. this is a political problem of people wanting to have it their own way. now, you know, you simply can't govern this country this way. you have to have people of good will that will come together as the good book says, come, let us reason together. you can't stick in your ideological stance in your partisan stance, you've got to come together for the good of the country, and that will happen somewhere in the course of tonight and into tomorrow. >> and, sir, i know that you could probably very easily finger point to memb
FOX News
Jul 30, 2011 3:00pm EDT
afghanistan and iraq war is winding down. office management of budget office has looked at this and said if you take a trillion dollars and lower the debt and allow us to take additional $200 billion in interest savings, that is what we have in our bill. it's all been done by non-partisan congressional budget office. i can't imagine the fact they have voted for it, 230 republicans voted for that in the budget. 40 republicans voted for it. why is it something suddenly they don't want? (question is inaudible). >> your math is terrific. we got 60. the issue has been for a week or so a trigger. yes, the joint committee doesn't come up with a result. what should happen. we've been willing to say that we're happy if we don't arrive at the budget goals with the joint committee that certain things should happen. we've been willing to say that there could be a sequestration as long as it included revenues. it's unfair to make it a spending bill when we have billionaires and millionaires and corporate jets and yachts. the american people agree with us. the polls, democrats and republicans there shoul
CBS
Jul 30, 2011 6:30pm EDT
, some of whom asked the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, as he traveled through afghanistan, whether they will still get paid if the u.s. coffers run dry. he told them, "i honestly can't answer that." how can you even allow these soldiers to wonder whether they're going to get paid? >> i think senator mcconnell and i are both cefd that we're going to be able to come to some agreement with the white house and end this impasse. >> reporter: but, again, democratic leaders dispute that, and in fact, when house minority leader nancy pelosi was returning from the white house this evening, we asked her what she thought of mcconnell's aserks that they were close to a deal, and she said to us, "i don't even know what you're talking about. " russ. >> mitchell: let's talk about the tea party. where are the tea party members in all of this. >> reporter: most likely,erous, they're not going to be happy with whatever gets agreed tot last minute by the white house and democratic and republican leaders. that's because they're going to be looking to bring forward a coalition of moderates fro
NBC
Jul 30, 2011 5:30am EDT
on patrol in afghanistan. >> without, like, the advances in technology, i feel that, you know, i wouldn't have come as far as i have. >> reporter: just down the hall, the apartment lab. >> that's where you learn to open a door again. unlock a lock. >> reporter: and patients from walter reed helped design this area, where they can test their prosthetics in private. any problems, they head to the lab across the hall. >> in minutes, they can get things like that taken care of. >> reporter: all they need now are the patients. >> it is rewarding to final see the finish line in sight. >> reporter: in bethesda, melissa melai, news4. >>> and coming up -- >> you can feel so much better throughout the day. you can do so much more. >> the workout that helps this actor shine on stage while flaunting his washboard absen. and how a father turns his son and how a [ man ] i gothis son this new citi thankyou card and started earning loads of points. you got a weather balloon with points? yes i did. [ man ] points i could use for just about anything. ♪ ♪ there it is. [ man ] so i used mine to
ABC
Jul 29, 2011 11:35pm EDT
and folks who i knew over in iraq and afghanistan. i had buddies who had huge student debt, people got kicked off their health insurance plans for one reason or another. that was my decision to get involved on a personal level. >> reporter: i know this is your whole thing that you're not any different than anybody else who works here. >> it's true. i don't mean to sound boring. it's the reality of our day to day. >> reporter: it is different. you put your career in hollywood very high profile one, you know, you work in some movies that have made a lot of money. >> if you talk to the numbers of staffers here that have families and multiple kids at home and you talk about folks who have been working jobs that they worked their lives for and took a break for two years and are not making as much money as they had before and putting their family life on hold, those are the real stories. >> reporter: i guess we should cancnc the segment right now. >> i would say do the segment on everybody else. i really do think that. i think that that's what kind of keeps me going. that's what i see on a d
FOX News
Jul 30, 2011 1:00pm PDT
afghanistan. here now, a spokesman for four u.s. ambassadors. thanks for being with us. we known about their support of terror groups throughout the years, hezbollah and others but what about al-qaeda is this is the first time we've had solid evidence? >> it's actually not the first time. the four individuals that were designated in 2009. don't forget that the 9/11 commission report called out this phenomenon, said that al-qaeda and iran are working together. i think thursday's announcement is good news. we should congratulate david cohenfor making this announcement and pushing through this decision. i'm sure it was very difficult. the state department under secretary clinton has not been so forth right. hopefully by designating the six individuals that we can move the diplomacy and force a lost these countries that are protecting terrorists by not enforcing banking laws. certainly the u.n. has asked them to enforce banking laws. >> gregg: i'm glad you brought up the united nations. when it comes to fighting terrorism is the united nations really an effectless organization? >> it's pro
FOX
Jul 29, 2011 10:00pm EDT
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SFGTV2
Jul 30, 2011 6:00am PDT
in, oh, whatever year that was, 01, i guess, when we started bombing afghanistan. these are short poems on the afghan war. 1, small bones of mountain children in the snow. two, bags of rice burst open, burlap flaps in the wind. even the label, usa, is fading. three, we air drop transistor radios. can you eat them? will they keep you warm? this one is called les american, october 5, 2001. we are feral, rare as mountain wolves. our hearts are pure and stupid. we go down, pitted against our own. there's one other short thing. we gathered there frequently, old scholars, printers, book collectors, old and young writers pass through the place on any given afternoon. all kinds of activity came to the shop in the years i worked there. they were the early years of the black awareness, robert williams was active in south carolina. there was a period of time when the cot in the back of the store was a drop off for various disassembled armaments. sometimes someone we didn't know would put something under the mattress, making the cot unusable for several days. someone would come by and take th
CBS
Jul 29, 2011 11:00pm EDT
has been a 265% jump in overdose deaths from the drug since 2003. >>> 1000 veterans from afghanistan and medically discharged because of post traumatic stress will get the benefits they were denied. it gives veterans monthly retirement payments and try care medical insurance. they are guaranteed by law. some have been waiting years for those benefits to kick in. >>> back from a six-month tour in iraq, a member of the air force decided to take in a ballgame out at nationals park. after all, it was military appreciation night and wow, was it ever appreciated. he bought a scratch off ticket. first he thanks his lucky stars then he called his wife emily. >> i bent over and kissed the ground at the ballpark. >> i tried not to believe him because, you know, you don't want to believe it. >> well, she ended up believing it especially once tim got home and showed off that ticket. so what are they doing with the money? well, most of it is invested for the future like college funds for relatives. they have also put down some money on a home. one splurge a watch from tiffanies an maybe season ti
CBS
Jul 30, 2011 6:00pm EDT
security checks and veterans benefits. soldiers on the front lines in afghanistan asked the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff if they'll get their paychecks if the nation defaults. president obama is keeping a close eye on negotiations. he called democratic leaders back to the white house for more talks this afternoon. jessica stone for cbs news, washington. >> senate republican leader mcconnell said he had spoken late this afternoon with president barack obama and vice president joe biden. boehner and mcconnell says the president still needs to indicate what kind of package he will sign. he said discussions on that were still taking place. >>> the impasse up on capitol hill is creating a secondary effect on big businesses throughout the washington area. many are now having to implement a contingent plan in -- contingency plan in case of a no deal by tuesday. we explain on capitol hill why this is taking a toll on local markets. >> reporter: bruce, still the same, not a whole lot of activity up here, not one that's leading towards a solution, at least. now business leaders here in washi
CSPAN
Jul 30, 2011 8:00am EDT
international scale. in 19996, the taliban made it illegal for women to attend to school in afghanistan. while this particular policy was discarded in 2001, similar deplorable circumstances still exist in afghanistan and around the world. the limitations and implications of existing education systems are far-reaching. yet there are concrete steps that can correct the damaging nature of existing education systems or the lack thereof. any institutions with international jurisdiction can and must institute global education programs including early childhood and vocational programs. early childhood education such aspiration head start provides comprehensive health, education and parent involvement to low-incomed families in the united states. vocational education is a further means of empowerment. by powering the technical skills and training to make individuals valuable members of the work force, such educational programs can also be recognized for their economic value. early childhood education as well as vocational training and educational opportunities are all viable in empowering programs tha
CBS
Jul 30, 2011 6:00pm EDT
development that could help crack the case. that's next tonight at 11:00. >>> a soldier in afghanistan is able to see the birth of his son, thanks to the internet. james jasinowski is on the other side of the world. but he watched live, via skype, as his second child was born in cleveland. the hospital's nursing coordinator helped coordinate this. james says he can't wait to hold him when he returns home in january. >>> a new challenge for a chimpanzee in thailand. the 2-year-old chimp named dodeo, unfortunate name, has been trained to feed tiger cubs out of a bottle. trainers say they worked with the chimp until he picked up the habit. it's worked out so well so far. but soon the tig cub -- tiger cubs will outgrow dodeo and move to an area more their side. >> he looked like he was taking some of that milk for himself, too, in between. >> baby animals are always cute. >> thanks for joining us. watch wjz tonight at 11:00. have a great night. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
CNN
Jul 30, 2011 1:00am PDT
cuts. a lot of the rest is because of the unfunded wars in iraq and afghanistan, started in the bush term which the first wars in american history that they didn't raise taxes to pay for. >> and in fairness, a lot of it is because of our economy has taken a tremendous nose dive. >> that's right. the economy has taken a nose dive. not because of any great spending splurge by the obama administration which didn't occur. >> so if you don't see a clear path forward right now, you have been there a while. you know how this sort of stuff works. how do we fashion such a path? >> the only way to fashion such a path -- let me say one thing. you have to understand how bad the boehner plan or anything they are insisting on is. i've seen too much commentary saying boehner and reid aren't that far apart, which is nonsense. the second half of getting the debt ceiling raised is dependent on a second $1.6 trillion spending cut, almost entirely from entitlements, you will have already eviscerated the direct spending part. you have to make draconian cuts in medicare, medicaid, and democrats cannot sta
CNN
Jul 30, 2011 6:00am EDT
boehner is reid's plan considers cost savings as the winding down of the iraq and afghanistan wars. that is $1 trillion of difference. the boehner plan doesn't consider the winding down of the afghanistan and iraq wars. another thing that is in there that is very different from the democrat and republican ideas is boehner has this balanced budget amendment in there. it is a requirement for both houses to pass it. the democrats say that is ridiculous. the fact of the matter is, a lot of people out there in the country think it is a good idea until they start having to worry about entitlements being cut as a result of it. that is something that the democrats and republicans disagree on. probably the biggest thing is the idea of the two-step process that boehner has. the republicans, i should say the democrats don't like that at all. they have to work that one out. >> joe johns, you are up and at it for us. we have reporters on capitol hill who are checking in with you in d.c. another interesting day. joe, thank you so much. the president has lost some 30,000 supporters in the midst of all
CNN
Jul 30, 2011 7:00am PDT
of the hour now. a soldier's death in afghanistan is shrouded in mystery. few details are known, except he was part of the army's secret force. cnn's pentagon correspondent, barbara starr, though with the details. >> reporter: it was here in the mountains of eastern afghanistan that army master sergeant benjamin stevenson was killed on his tenth combat tour of duty. this is the only photo the army will release of the soldier from ft. bragg's army special operations command. the military will say little about his extraordinary record. but cnn has been told by military sources stevenson was a veteran of the army's deeply classified world of special operations forces, highly trained in counterterrorist assault missions, the army equivalent of the navy s.e.a.l.s who killed osama bin laden. on july 21st, stevenson and others helicoptered at night into the mountains. the target, a camp of foreign fighters. the americans quickly came under fire and returned fire, killing nearly 50 insurgents. but at dawn, two more waves of insurgent s attacked. the u.s. repeatedly brought in reinforcem
CNN
Jul 29, 2011 5:00pm PDT
because of the unfunded wars in iraq and afghanistan, started in the bush term which the first wars in american history that they didn't raise taxes to pay for. >> and in fairness, a lot of it is because of our economy has taken a tremendous nose dive. >> that's right. the economy has taken a nose dive. not because of any great spending splurge by the obama administration which didn't occur. >> so if you don't see a clear path forward right now, you have been there a while. you know how this sort of stuff works. how do we fashion such a path? >> the only way to fashion such a path -- let me say one thing. you have to understand how bad the boehner plan or anything they are insisting on is. i've seen too much commentary saying boehner and reid aren't that far apart, which is nonsense. the second half of getting the debt ceiling raised is dependent on a second $1.6 trillion spending cut, almost entirely from entitlements, you will have already eviscerated the direct spending part. you have to make draconian cuts in medicare, medicaid, and democrats cannot stand for that, period. we are n
NBC
Jul 30, 2011 6:30pm EDT
from wall street to the battle fields of afghanistan. as the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, admiral mike mullen, discovered for himself today, nbc's jim wikachenski is traveling with him. >> reporter: here at the hot spots of kandahar, american soldiers and marines are still dodging bullets, rockets and road side bombs every day. amazingly, when they had a chance to throw questions at the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, admiral mike mullen, their number one concern was the ongoing debate back home over the debt ceiling. >> the checkbook is not unlimited. >> reporter: admiral mullen told soldiers at kandahar that if the talks failed they'd still have to fight but they might not get paid. >> there are plenty of you that are living paycheck to paycheck. so if paychecks were to stop, it can have a devastating impact and it can have a devastating impact pretty quickly. >> reporter: at camp leatherneck, mullen told marines given the state of the u.s. economy, all the services face a cutback in the size of the force, and maybe even military benefits. >> we're going to have
ABC
Jul 30, 2011 6:00pm EDT
our reputation abroad? >> well, quite significantly. imagine this, half a world away in afghanistan, u.s. soldiers today, meeting with their chief, chairman of the joint chiefs, mike mullen, asked, will we get paid? and he was forced to say, i simply don't know. but beyond that, america's international friends and, indeed, its friendemies are concerned. they say, it is damaging. they called it irresponsible what's happening in washington. especially china, which holds the most u.s. debt. it's calling for a resolution to this. d a key investment manager says to me, that the rest of the world is stunned, bewildered, more than a little worried. and that the damage is already being done. it's more than a flesh wound. >> always fun to hear the word friendemy on the evening news. do you really think that even if a deal is done and they beat the clock, that real damage has been done in a lasting way? >> well, look. this is what people there are saying. that the level of this acrimony, the level of the paralysis, the partisanship here has sent a discouraging signal about america's ability t
FOX News
Jul 30, 2011 10:00am EDT
coming out of the cut down from afghanistan and iraq. >> and that's the-- >> actually the first half of the boehner plan 940 billion dollars was actual cuts. this plan has 1 trillion dollars of a ponzi scheme on the american people that we will not support in the house. >> neil: but, the congressman, at least from the ratings, and talked about this process, they're kind of faulting all of you guys for ponzi schemes and saying that the numbers don't add up. whatever you agree to longer term does not seem to happen on paper or certainly in the first year or two, with the cuts are fairly paltry. >> neil, it sounds like you would have voted no, too, good sign coming from the great neil cavuto. i will say this we need to get serious about a changing the trajectory of our spending in this country, and we're not talking about that yet. until we actually get on the page that talks about long-term systemic change and the way we spend money or the way we can spend money, i think you'll find that conservatives are looking for a way to support something that originally-- >> but you're not. i und
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Jul 30, 2011 10:00am EDT
offspring helicopter tragically went down in afghanistan. and now his family and friends have found a way to honor his life and sacrifice through an annual event that is now used to raise funds for a college scholarship awarded to students at eden prairie high school where randy graduated in 1985. in addition to this scholarship, his run seeks to raise awareness of the contributions of our men and women in uniform that they make every day to keep america free. the major may not live us but his memory lives on through his family and friends and his community and through the scholarships through the local high school students that share his values. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio rise? mr. kucinich: mr. speaker, i ask permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio is recognized for one minute. mr. kucinich: as congress struggles to come up with this deal over government debt, we all know that all we had to do was raise the debt ceiling
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Jul 30, 2011 4:12pm EDT
long. in the stand that admiral mullen is in afghanistan, visiting the troops. the question they are asking, will they be paid if this default happens? let me put this plainly. if senator reid's plan passes as they pay down their domestic spending spree with the blood and sweat of our troops, the military will break. we have allowed ourselves to be distracted from the massive entitlement programs that are actually bankrupting the country. that stops here. the budget passed last night shrinks the government and, most importantly, holt's three years of neglect to our armed forces. thank you. now i would like to ask the gentleman from arizona -- i mean virginia, i do not know how that happened, the chairman of our readiness subcommittee. >> i think that this is an important issue. over the last several weeks we have heard a lot about the word compromise. i think that the american people realize that overlaid on that are two other words. we need to make sure that we are having common sense on whatever compromise that we have. we do not understand why it is the democratic administration c
CBS
Jul 30, 2011 7:00am PDT
, acknowledged the uncertainty with a visit to troops in afghanistan. he has confidence that even if there is some sort of delay, everyone will get their back checks. >> closer to home, drivers on the bay bridge need to slow down, that's prompted new chp patrols. and we have more on how the spike was discovered. when you can expect more officers on duty. >> pull on to the curve and it is a median. >> the s-curve is starting. you can see the signs. you can feel the rumble that are going over. >> a barrage of speed deterrents from the lights to the signs. >> it is information overload when you get on the bridge, something they will not see are sensors. they have been there a couple of years and the data shows the drivers hit the curve on off peak hours are speeding up. >> we found the sensors that has been put up showed an increase 160 miles per hour. >> reporter: there was a time after this 2009 semi crash off the newly built s-curve that they were taking it with caution. tease days... >> people tend to drive faster than the speed limit. and chp does not stop you unless you are going above the
MSNBC
Jul 30, 2011 7:00am EDT
blast in afghanistan that killed seven kooi officers and contractors. happened in december of 2009. tell us about his role in both the cia and al qaeda. >> what's remarkable about this man from the cia's side nobody had seen him. he was recruited by another agencies the jordanians and sent to pakistan. what was really a mission with little expectations, he wasn't a trained spy. but there was a hope that because he was a doctor because of his medical conditions he could get into the tribal areas. it helped us on drone strikes. started to get us very close to thinking we could take out senior al qaeda leaders. his information was really good. >> very quickly, you just said nobody had ever seen him, is that how he was able to infiltrate that base? >> when you have a good agent you go to all kind measures to protect his identity. they didn't want anybody to see him. everything was focused on trying to get in man into a cia base before anybody could see him. he had three layers of security without being searched until he was within the presence of a cia officer and then he blew up a 30
CSPAN
Jul 30, 2011 6:00am EDT
can be the poorest villagers in afghanistan or somebody in europe there realizes that the facts show you that this leads to better economic development. it leads to more income for a family. and that starts to drive a whole series of willingness to engage women more effectively. we're looking at issues of everything from the effect on world schooling -- girl schooling, the infant mortality issues, maternal health issues, a critical aspect for women in developing countries of opportunity. some of the topics that we talk about property ownership, ability to borrow, and so it varies by country and experience. but as we do more research, we learn things about, for example, the benefits of working for -- through women head of households. that data is now quite extraordinary and compelling from a variety of sources, and this is driven by some of the cash transfer programs in latin america, you put the money through the women head of households, and the use of money for children in the family and for community is many multiples of the male head of households. being gender attentive is
NBC
Jul 30, 2011 7:00am PDT
u-turn like this. it was just last year while leading a patrol in afghanistan that nicely was badly wounded by an improvised explosive device. though he was only the second american to survive after losing both his arms and legs, he arrived at walter reed army medical center in washington, d.c. ready to face every challenge with the same courage he faced the enemy. >> trying to figure out how i can hold it and open it up at the same time. the biggest challenge is really not having hands g. job. that was great. >> a lot harder than it looks. >> reporter: niceley mastered prosthetic limbs, becoming an inspiration -- >> great job. >> will that be debit or credit? >> reporter: -- to other wounded warriors returning from the battlefield. >> i go over there and show those guys the hospital bed is not the last place you'll be. >> reporter: todd niceley is hoping to leave it all in his rearview mirror. >> driving is a symbol of independence for most people. >> reporter: using specialized driving equipment, corporal nicely is able to safely maneuver an electronic gas and brake system. it's c
FOX News
Jul 30, 2011 3:00am EDT
want to live that lifestyle, go back to saudi arabia and go back to afghanistan where there is no porn. >> the thing that bothers me is how they use tolerance as a shield to preach intolerance. you have to tolerate their beliefs because we are a free society even if their belief is to crush you like a bug. >> on that note let's move on. should david wu be better off than you? i say boo. yes, the democratic congressman stands to make a million dollars in pension and benefits even though he is resigning in disgrace after being accused of, quote, unwanted sexual encounter with an 18-year-old girl. interesting. wu has been in office since 1998 and the national taxpayer's union calculates when he retires his pension will be worth over $850,000 over his lifetime. add to that up to $214,000 he may have in the 401k, and there is your million clams which is a euphemism for money. in addition to the $174,000 annual salary, congressmen get pensions that are two to three times better than the private sector workers who make the same money. and they get annual cost of living adjustments which
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Jul 30, 2011 1:30pm EDT
right now on a firing line somewhere in afghanistan realizing today could be their last day on this earth so america can live to see another day. that's how serious the consequences are. so, mr. president, i would suggest that instead of being paralyzed by our analysis of where we differ, let's become analysis of where we find common ground and we do on not raising the debt ceiling. we know we should raise it. we know we can find up to $2.8 trillion, and hopefully more, in cuts in the deficit and spending over time. we know for a fact we have to extend the debt ceiling to some point in time. and if it's passed -- past the presidential election of 2012, let's ensure that each body in regular order can vote on a constitutional amendment to balance the budget. which leaves us with one difference and that difference is what is the enforcement mechanism on the $1.8 trillion cut that the joint committee, equally divided, is supposed to come on? i submit we can find the common ground to find the silver bullet that causes that to happen. and i would encourage all of us to forget now where w
FOX
Jul 29, 2011 10:00pm EDT
afghanistan. one of them, for 9-year-old staff sergeant kenneth joyce, earned a purple -- 49-year-old staff sergeant kenneth joyce earned a purple heart after being hit by shrapnel. it took him three months to learn to work again. after three tours of duty here's how the staff sergeant responded when asked if he would go back. >> i'm here. if it's called, i'm going. >> staff sergeant joyce expects to have more surgery on his back very soon. >>> here's what we're working on for the news edge at 11:00, commuters coming back to their cars to find tires and rims gone, where people are being targeted by thieves. >>> a husband and wife serving in the air force score a home run during a trip to the ballpark, their life changing lucky break coming up.  >>> the ex-astronaut banished from nasa after attacking a romantic rival has been kicked out of the navy. lisa novak will be forced to retire with an other than honorable discharge. she was accused of confronting a woman at the orlando airport in 2007. her discharge could affect her veterans benefits and her pay grade was knocked down
FOX News
Jul 30, 2011 4:00pm PDT
they are part of the 290 soldiers from the hawk eye state in afghanistan . washington d.c., an iraq war vet ron cashing in with a lottery ticket. >> i sat down and couldn't walk at the time . hey, you know, i just won a million dollars. >> he had to take cell phone picture. they have planned for the house. a new house. >> and missouri, locals unveiling a new statue of rock-n-roll legend chuck berry. a st. louis native thanks the crowd and hanging out listening to his old tunes. >> alabama. new challenge for bold eaters. >> 15 or six. >> if you can finish in two hours, your meal is on the house. >> ate 30 peaches . don't come up short or that burger will cost you 80 bucks that is a fox watch in america. >> a live look now in the senate floor. we are expecting a test vote of senator harry reid's bill for raising the nation's limit. we could hear it would come at 1:00 a.m. eastern time. would we be any closer to a deal and an update on capitol hill right now. some say obesity crisis is due to children sitting in front of the computers and not getting outside like these kids. >> now the
NBC
Jul 29, 2011 6:00pm PDT
part of his hand, but the war in afghanistan did not dampen his spirits. tonight meet one u.s. veteran who might lose something else right here on u.s. soil and the bay area doctors who are working around the dlclock to save his life. his fight is courageous. a story you don't want to miss tonight at # 1:00. >>> well, the kiss is coming to alameda. starting today a sculpture depicting the famous kiss will be displayed. it commemorates the 66th anniversary of the end of world war ii and the birthday of the nurse being kissed there. the statue will move to pier 45 august 6th and 7th. >> one of the icon he can shots of american history. >> and she just recently passed away. >>> coming up, amazing new technology out of stanford. it could effect everything from artificial hearts to animated tattoos. we'll talk with the host of this week's san francisco marathon and we're also going to tell you about a new way to buy and sell real estate. it's greener and more transparent. that's all coming up on comcast digital 186 in just a couple of minutes. >> enjoy your friday night. [ man ] i got this
FOX
Jul 30, 2011 7:00am PDT
weighing heavily on troops in afghanistan. they are wondering if they will get their paychecks. during a visit to afghanistan today the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff told a group of soldiers he doesn't know. he says he believes troops will eventually get paid but acknowledges waiting for that money would be difficult for troops which live paycheck to paycheck. >>> california presidential primary is moving from february to june next year to save the state money. governor brown signed a bill yesterday making that official. it's expecting to save california $100 million. the move means a statewide primary will take place on the same day back in 2008. california tried to increase its political cloud by moving its presidential primary to super tuesday in february. a new political ad targeting identity theft is hitting bay area radio and already generating controversy. >> i just got back from the super market and the pushy signature gathers are back. >> i even read the names and addresses on petitions were sent to other countries. including india. >> who know what is they did with it
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Jul 30, 2011 2:20pm EDT
down. actually, we'll have a $40 billion reduction this year in the cost of iraq and afghanistan. those costs are coming down. the president had projected they would come down to $50 billion soon and would stay at that the rest of the year, which would mean $1 trillion less spending. remember, we're going to increase debt by $9 trillion to $13 trillion, but $1 trillion would have been the war. by reducing the war costs down, you save a trillion dollars. but that was already in the books. that's already estimated. and so how did they do it? well, they came in and they put in a bill that mandated it to come down because, oddly enough, the congressional budget office doesn't assume the war costs will come down. the congressional budget office assumes that it will stay up and we'll spend this trillion dollars more on the war, when there's no intent to do that. president bush wouldn't have spent that much money. and, therefore, they put it in the legislation and require it to come down to these numbers, and all of a sudden c.b.o. scores a trillion dollars extra savings. well, any chan
FOX News
Jul 30, 2011 1:00am PDT
trillion they say are in savings from pulling back from surge levels in afghanistan and iraq. a lot of concerns about the reid bill that they could never get 60 votes. what really will happen is a negotiation, a compromise that we will likely see tomorrow and it will be put on the shell of the boehner bill that still is a lie that -- that is tabled but still there and then somehow manage to get 60 votes on that one would think and send it back to the house in that form. >> sean: what is interesting about that when they send it back to the house i would assume because it was so difficult to get the republicans onboard the boehner bill, took the extra day, creating more savings and then, of course, adding the balanced budget provision late yesterday so the vote could take place today, i would assume that the speaker would lose a lot of votes and would be then on democrats to pass what would be the reid mcconnell bill. >> bret: and probably some more boehner factors in there. try to merge one would think the reid, mcconnell and boehner bills. there will not be the balanced budget amendmen
PBS
Jul 29, 2011 6:00pm PDT
exceptional drought. a pair of roadside bombs in southern afghanistan today killed at least 19 people, including some children. both blasts went off in helmand province, when a minibus and a tractor struck separate mines. meanwhile in the east, a bomb killed two nato service members. there was no word on their nationalities or the specific location of the attack. thousands of egyptian protesters gathered in cairo's tahrir square today, six months after a popular uprising made the square famous. it was filled with egyptians supporting a variety of political movements, including ultraconservative muslims calling for the implementation of strict islamic law. protestors braved the heat to step up pressure on the country's ruling military council and repeat demands for reform. it was one of the largest crowds to fill tahrir square since president hosni mubarak was ousted from power in february. norwegians paused today for memorial services and the first funerals of the victims of last week's twin attacks. the number of dead was raised to 77. and police said it was likely the self-confessed
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Jul 30, 2011 1:00pm EDT
the armed forces in campaigns in the regions, iraq, afghanistan, or elsewhere. because if that's the case then you have 62 countries that are muslim and have armed forces that are engaged against the terrorists and many of these countries are engaged against other muslim countries or organizations. in fact, he invoked that argument because once he entered the armed forces, and we'll see more when the details are coming from the court proceedings. but once he's inside, he for some reason decided he doesn't want to go. another statement made in the press, by the press, that he said, well, i looked a second time at my faith, or at the values and i realized that i would look at this specific time, who radicalized him and who told him this. >> i'm sure they'll look into all of this. he's home grown and so is major hassan. how many more are there out there and what do we do to root them out? >> look, when you have one case you say that's the exception, and two cases, extended exception, the past two to three years we're seen dozens of cases of american citizens, some born here, some raised
MSNBC
Jul 30, 2011 9:00am EDT
troops in afghanistan. this morning many soldiers are asking, will we get paid? >>> good morning, everyone, i'm alex witt. welcome to msnbc saturday. we're approaching 10:00 a.m. on the east coast, 7:00 a.m. out west. congress has set itself up for a day of infighting today as the debt deadline draws dangerously close. the senate will start its session at 1:00 p.m. eastern
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Jul 30, 2011 3:10pm EDT
the men and women wearing our country's uniform in afghanistan and iraq. i want to be clear. a default will injure america's reputation throughout the world. it will weaken faith in the world's most respected financial power, leaving our country's financial leadership in doubt. simply put, defaulting on the debt could trigger an economic collapse of historic proportion. that's why i plead with our republican colleagues, join us without delay in adopting majority leader reid's plan. senator reid's plan will provide certainty for middle-class americans and to the markets because it will provide stability, that's what we need right now through 2013. mr. president, this plan isn't perfect. in fact, including me, believe it should include revenues. it doesn't but that's why it's called a compromise. and after we adopt this plan and step back from the brink, we need to work on a balanced approach to get our country back on sound economic footing, and it means asking the wealthiest among to us pay their fair share. i was one of those who was very fortunate in my business experience, i
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Jul 30, 2011 6:00pm EDT
about wars in iraq and afghanistan, not talking about natural disasters, disease, epidemics, not famine. i'm talking about our national debt. our national debt is the threat. it is the great e threa greatesr national security. i'll tell you this isn't a problem for one party, the other party, it is a problem for all of us as americans. now, i'm not the only one that's saying it. actually, the chairman of the -- of the joint chiefs of staff, admiral mike mullen, has said the most significant threat, the most significant threat to our nation's security is our debt. let me repeat, the most significant threat to our national security is the debt. you may notice, mr. president, that admiral mullen makes no mention at all of the debt ceiling. the presiding officer: would the senator from wyoming cease for a minute. could we have order, please. mr. barrasso: thank you, mr. president. the presiding officer: the senator from wyoming may continue. mr. barrasso: thank you, mr. president. mr. president, as i was saying, you will note that admiral mullen makes -- makes no mention at all of a
FOX News
Jul 30, 2011 12:00am EDT
over the $1 trillion they say are i savings from pulling back from surge levels in afghanistan and iraq. a lot of concerns about the reid bill that they could never get 60 votes. what really will happen is a negotiation, a compromise that we will likely see tomorrow and it will be put on the shell of the boehner bill that still is a lie that -- that is tabled but still there and then somehow manage to get 60 votes on that one would think and send it back to the house in that form. >> sean: what is interesting about that when they send it back to the house i would assume because it was so difficult to get the republicans onboard the boehner bill, took the extra day, creating more savings and then, of course, adding the balanced budget provision late yesterday so the vote could take place today, i would assume that the speaker would lose a lot of votes and would be then on democrats to pass what would be the reid mcconnell bill. >> bret: and probably some more boehner factors in there. try to merge one would think the reid, mcconnell and boehner bills. there will not be the balanced
FOX News
Jul 30, 2011 2:00am EDT
surge levels in afghanistan and iraq. a lot of concerns about the reid bill that they could never get 60 votes. what really will happen is a negotiation, a compromise that we will likely see tomorrow and it will be put on the shell of the boehner bill that still is a lie that -- that is tabled but still there and then somehow manage to get 60 votes on that one would think and send it back to the house in that form. >> sean: what is interesting about that when they send it back to the house i would assume because it was so difficult to get the republicans onboard the boehner bill, took the extra day, creating more savings and then, of course, adding the balanced budget provision late yesterday so the vote could take place today, i would assume that the speaker would lose a lot of votes and would be then on democrats to pass what would be the reid mcconnell bill. >> bret: and probably some more boehner factors in there. try to merge one would think the reid, mcconnell and boehner bills. there will not be the balanced budget amendment because democrats would not have that. and as the pre
FOX News
Jul 30, 2011 6:00am EDT
and afghanistan war. so, how do we get a compromise? that is an enormous question because the senate bill will not pass in the house and the house bill will not pass in the senate. we spoke to one republican congressman who said he voted "no," and here is why. >> you hear compromise, compromise, compromise. compromise got us in the mess we are in. the conversation i amer worked about is in eight to 10 years when my 8-year-old daughter says dad, why do i owe so much money. that is what i am preparing to answer. >>clayton: and rush limbaugh saying early in the week he was saying the g.o.p. were being played like saps and in the end we would see a reid bill with president obama behind it and it would be the democrats' plan. yesterday he came out and congratulated conservatives saying the no votes deserve a round of applause. >> i want to say something to conservatives out there. i want to tell you how damn proud of you i am. because you made this happen. the conservative so-called media inside the beltway would have exempted anything. yesterday, the day before, and last note, would have
CSPAN
Jul 30, 2011 4:00pm EDT
. why? well, they say that the savings from winding down the wars in iraq and afghanistan don't count. specifically, they say that these savings are -- quote -- "a widely ridiculed accounting gimmick that breeds cynicism." unquote. yet all but three of the 43 senators who signed this letter voted for the ryan budget on may 25 this year. that budget counted the same drawdowns as almost identical in savings. so those savings were legitimate enough to secure their support for the ryan budget but not legitimate enough to secure their support for leader reid's debt ceiling compromise. and here we are on the precipice, and suddenly they've done a 180-degree turn. either these savings count or they don't. you can't have it both ways. so we are proposing exactly what republicans have been saying that they want. yet instead of accepting this deal, they're using what precious time we have left to push forward with their agenda, and it's not even their agenda. it's the tea party agenda. their radical agenda is a wolf in sheep's clothing. last night we voted down speaker boehner's plan which requ
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Jul 29, 2011 11:00pm EDT
detain terrace outside of afghanistan progress read drawn down there we will lose the option. i am sure you seen press story saying the united states may kill the terrace but not trying ferry hard to ras ure them. lothtion becauseb it has been taken offt the table and this is why end of the best ways to get to intelligence and prevent future threats. so we congratulate you on your nomination and these issues need to be laid on the table and flush out the ku saysco it will be you. so many instances we need too>> certainly have that feeling of trust that we have developed and need to develop stronger over the coming years while you were in this position. >> thank you mr. vice-chairman now i will recognize the distinguished senator from north dakota on that democratic side, it can conrad. >> thank you. u, thank you vice-chairman and senator senators, i am delighted to be introducing match olson. parents are from northh dakota and people who might have known for a very long time.ti by his roots are deep and returns every chance he gets with hisdak family and his wife and his children a
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Jul 30, 2011 7:00am EDT
a son-in-law in afghanistan and my sister works as physical therapist with a young man who just lost his leg last year in iraq. now if a man can give his legs up for this country, why can't the wealthy give up some of the tax loopholes, spread a little bit of this around. it is unbelievable the fact -- we don't even have to raise taxes on anybody. just make them pay their taxes. a lot of republicans and small businesses pay their taxes but the super rich don't. and i don't think people understand the kind of tax loophole that is are in shelters. host: we're moving on to foster in centerville, georgia, on our line for democrats. go ahead. caller: hi. how are you doing? i'm just wondering now, now we actually elected people to go to congress to balance the budget and pay the bills but do they realize instead of making an amendment, do they already have the authority to pay the bills? host: well now have you let your representative or senator know how you feel about this? caller: we certainly have. me and my girlfriend got together and we got up a sheet with all the republicans represen
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Jul 30, 2011 2:00am EDT
be captured, high-value targets that may be captured outside of afghanistan. as director of nctc, you will be integrally involved in deliberations relative to any proposal for a long-term plan on detention and interrogation and my question to you is, are you prepared to give sound advice, number one, that you are going to be asked to give and secondly, if the administration appears to be headed down a road that you don't think is the right direction to go, will you say to this committee now that you are going to express yourself in a very strong manner to help to try to develop the best possible policy for detention and interrogation of high-value targets even though your opinion may be contrary to the folks at the white house who are nominating you today? >> yes, absolutely and if i may, i do make that pledge. i think in my prior position, i had taken a position. in other words i have given advice in an unvarnished, objective independent way as a career government official. i've made known my personal views and sought to move positions based on my objective and independent and n
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